Yordan Alvarez out for Astros Wednesday due to 'health, safety reasons'
Houston Astros designated hitter Yordan Alvarez is out of the lineup Wednesday versus the Seattle Mariners due to health and safety reasons, according to Astros manager Dusty Baker.
The Astros didn't provide any other details. Michael Brantley will be the Astros' designated hitter on Wednesday versus right-hander Justin Dunn and the Seattle Mariners. Chas McCormick will make the start in left field and hit seventh. Kyle Tucker will handle cleanup duties.
Per numberFire's MLB Heat Map, the Astros have the third-highest implied total (4.9 runs) in all of the majors on Wednesday. Dunn owns the second-highest walk percentage (16.9) out of the 30 listed starters.
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- Kean Wong in Angels' Thursday lineup June 17th, 2021
- Jose Iglesias not in Angels' Thursday lineup June 17th, 2021
- Max Stassi sitting on Thursday for Los Angeles June 17th, 2021
- Kurt Suzuki starting for Los Angeles on Thursday June 17th, 2021
- Astros' Chas McCormick hitting second Thursday June 17th, 2021
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- Martin Maldonado sitting Thursday for Houston June 17th, 2021
- Houston's Chas McCormick starting in right field on Tuesday night June 15th, 2021
- Martin Maldonado behind the plate for Astros on Tuesday June 15th, 2021
- Garrett Stubbs starting for Astros Sunday June 13th, 2021